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Las Vegas or Bust: NACE 2001

NACE 2001 hits the jackpot with a solid line-up of seminars, a new action demonstration arena and entertainment by comedian Jay Leno.

You Can Make Vehicles Right Again

I read the very interesting and informative articles in BodyShop Business each month and have often had thoughts of writing to you concerning them but didn’t. But I can no longer refrain from commenting on information about whether a vehicle can be repaired to pre-accident condition. I think of the old adage I’ve often heard, "Every man is the best judge of the value of his own merchandise." If [a shop owner] says he can’t restore a vehicle to pre-accident condition, I’d be inclined to take his word for it. He’s in the best position to know, but it doesn’t follow that the rest of the shops need to accept his evaluation for their own work.

What’s Your Sign? OSHA Requirements

Caution, No smoking, High voltage, EEOC — your shop may be full of signs like these. Do you know which ones the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires your shop to have? If you don’t, all signs point to you sitting down and reading this.

Choosing a Distinctive Business Name

Here are a few guidelines from nolo.com to use in your quest for a distinctive business name:

Tool & Equipment Maintenance Guide


Forget Me Not: Neglected Equipment

What equipment is most often neglected when it comes to maintenance? Check out this quick list.

A Tech’s Perspective: Overlooked Equipment

What equipment is consistently overlooked when it comes to maintenance – and why?

Spraybooth TLC: Keeping it Well Maintained

You spend lots of money on a modern spraybooth, that’s for sure. So why not spend a little time maintaining it so you get the most for your money?

Air Care: Air Compressors

Your air compressor is the heart of your shop’s production, so it pays to give this often-neglected unit more than a passing glance.

Welding Equipment Essentials

If you expect your welding equipment to last longer and perform better, preventative maintenance is a must.

A Master Plan: A Maintenance Schedule Checklist

Use this checklist as a starting point to tailor a maintenance schedule to fit your shop’s needs.

Boosting Booth Production

Don’t let poor production processes hurt shop profits. Proper spraybooth placement, setup and maintenance could mean another $500,000 in sales per year. Interested?